Tens of thousands of protesters are making their voices heard as they marched through the streets of Paris this weekend. They’re unhappy about many things including inflation as well as a growing fuel shortage across France.
The demonstration was a show of anger against the bite of rising prices and to crank up the pressure on the government of president Emmanuel macron. It was organized by the left-wing political opposition who called it a “march against the high cost of living and climate inaction”. They also demanded emergency measures against high prices, including freezes in the costs of energy, essential goods, and rent, and for greater taxation of windfall profits by corporations.
Organizers said 140-thousand people attended Sunday’s rally. Police predicted about 30-thousand people would attend.